Panthers trounce Lansingburgh


TROY, N.Y. — For the first time in school history, the Hoosick Falls Central School boys lacrosse team won their first two games of the season, defeating Lansingburgh 16-9 on Thursday afternoon.

Leading the way for the Panthers in the victory was senior Noah LaBarge, who had a team-high five goals and three assists in the contest.

Sophomore Guy Milliman was another big factor in the Hoosick Falls victory, scoring four goals along with three assists on the afternoon.

Cole Voltra, David Everard and Justin LaPage each scored two goals in win for the Panthers.

Sophomore AJ Hurlburt scored a goal in the win for Hoosick Falls as well.

The (2-0) Panthers will look to make it three wins in a row to start of the season when they host Wasaren League rival Cambridge on Monday at 5 p.m.

Mountaineers still winless in 2016

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. >> The Southern Vermont College softball team fell in a pair of non-conference contests to MCLA on Thursday, losing 10-0 and then 15-0, with both games ending after the top of the fifth.

In game one of the doubleheader, SVC got down early after MCLA struck for four runs in the bottom of the second inning.

With the score still 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Trailblazer offense got it going again, scoring six runs in the inning to take a commanding 10-0 lead.

The 10 deficit felt more like 20 run deficit for SVC as they had issues at the plate all game long.

The Mountaineers offense was shutdown all game long by MCLA pitcher and Hoosick Falls native Rachel Quackenbush.

Quackenbush pitched a complete game no-hitter against SVC, striking out eight Mountaineers and gave up only one walk to help MCLA cruise to a victory in game one.

In game two, SVC didn't fair much better against the Trailblazers, being shutout once again by MCLA.

As the Mountaineers struggled at the plate, the Trailblazers continue to score runs at will like they did in game one, scoring at least two runs in every inning of game two.

MCLA scored three runs in both the first and second innings to take an early 6-0.

Up 8-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning, the Trailblazers put the finishing touches on their doubleheader sweep by scoring seven runs to go on to a 15-0 victory.

With the two losses SVC drops to 0-10 to start the season.

The Mountaineers will try to get their first win of the season in their home opener on Friday against Becker.

SVC drops back to back road games

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. >> The Southern Vermont College women's lacrosse team dropped to 0-4 to start the season after they lost to St. Joseph on Thursday afternoon, 16-9.

Early on, it looked like SVC was on their way to its first win of 2016, jumping out to a 2-0 lead to start the game.

After St. Joseph scored two unanswered goals to tie the game, the Mountaineers responded with a goal of their own to retake the lead at 3-2 and held a 5-4 lead with 7 minutes to go in the first half.

The Mountaineers' offense though went cold for last five minutes of the first half, allowing St. Joseph to take advantage by scoring three goals to go into halftime with a 7-5 lead.

In the second half, St. Joseph continued it's offensive attack by going on a 4-0 run to start the half and cruise their way to a seven goal victory.

Hailee Walker and Lauren Nesshoever each had a team-high three goals in loss for SVC.

Meagan McSweeney scored two goals in the loss for the Mountaineers as well.

SVC will try to win their first game of the season when they travel to take on New England Collegiate Conference rival Daniel Webster on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.


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